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Teachers are always the shady ones patch[1].gif

Do professors fit under that umbrella? shog[1].gif
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Wearing my Beales to tonight's SF giants game. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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nice kicks!
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My cigar Brixtons showed up today.
RL Lindrick and Brixton
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Brixton and Lindrick
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That's an enviable boot selection! Very nice.
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Do professors fit under that umbrella? shog[1].gif

Worse! crazy.gif
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Worse! crazy.gif

Can't even hide behind the tweed/elbow patch coat. shog[1].gif
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Is it just me, or does the Barrie last have a ridiculously wide heel?

even wider than the trubalance last ?
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I'd go with the jcrew punch-captoe boots. the barrie last actually doesn't look all that bulbous with a 270 degree welt. I have a pair and they are hands down my favorite pair of boots.
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Originally Posted by redwinglover View Post

even wider than the trubalance last ?

That's a good question, and one that I can't definitively answer. I have plain toe boots on the Trubalance and they are pretty voluminous, but from what I can tell the Trubalance has a larger width differential between the ball and heel than the Barrie. Based on the pic below, and what I'm feeling on my feet, the Barrie has a wider heel relative to the ball than the Trubalance.

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I've got a new pair of shell PTBs on the Barrie that feel great with thinner (i.e. certainly not thin) socks in the ball of the shoe but very loose side to side (not so much lengthwise) in the heel. With thicker socks (Wigwam hikers) the shoe feels decent overall, but the ball is just a bit on the tight side and the heel remains a tad loose.

Should I expect the shoe to conform better to my feet as the soles and the leather break in? I guess my next remedies will be some tongue pads and / or insoles. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I'd go with the jcrew punch-captoe boots. the barrie last actually doesn't look all that bulbous with a 270 degree welt. I have a pair and they are hands down my favorite pair of boots.

yep. the J.Crew boot, honest to god, looks like a sleek boot when compared to my Indy boot and the J.Crew plain-toe calfskin boot. I think the Barrie is a great last for the boot. Personally, I prefer speed hooks, and while pull tabs are nice, it's still not enough to sway me over. there's also the fact that the J.Crew boot is in stock, and I don't think the Jumper is. Are they restocking it soon?

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I mean J crew's lace isn't wax lace ritgt it's difference from another color 8 shoe which alway have a wax lace

 

They're waxed.  I have the boots.

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What do you guys wear with tan suede chukkas?  I've only worn mine once 'cause I can't seem to figure out what would go well with them.

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What do you guys wear with tan suede chukkas?  I've only worn mine once 'cause I can't seem to figure out what would go well with them.

Jeans? Earth-tone pants? Shorts even? Take those dogs out for a walk! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

What do you guys wear with tan suede chukkas?  I've only worn mine once 'cause I can't seem to figure out what would go well with them.

Denim, chinos (either the same shade or ligher than the tan suede itself), shorts
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Whiskey Indys with Nantucket Reds today

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Newest acquisitions:

Cordovan chukka, cigar, 9.5E, Alden on Madison Avenue

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Unlined snuff suede loafer, bought from Leffot
- These are my first van loafers. I have a high instep, and the vamp normally puts way too much pressure on my foot. These shoes are snug, but the fact that they are unlined and suede allows me to wear them - I still can't wear this same shoe in cordovan. I walked out of the store with these on my feet

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Chukka family

Chromexcel from LeatherSoul, Navy from Tassels, Whiskey and Cigar from Alden Madison Ave
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I spoke with Steven at Leffot again yesterday - he said that both ravello and whiskey are in very short supply. He is waiting for several makeups (day tripper, longwing reorder, PTBs on commando). He said that Alden mentioned that several smaller retailers have been waiting for two years for ravello makeups.

I asked him how Alden prioritized retailers - he said he didn't really know, but there likely is some kind of pecking order.

I didn't discuss it in detail with the guys at Alden on Madison, but I did put my name in for a whiskey PTB - they mentioned about a 6 month waiting time. Alden on Madison does have shortages but it does seem they do get somewhat of a consistent resupply of stock rare cordovan models
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